Bun­dle of joy

Woman's Era - - Short Story -

✿ Sur­geons re­move the uterus, cervix and part of the vagina from an or­gan donor along with the uter­ine ves­sels. ✿ The uterus can sur­vive out­side the body for at least six – eight hours if kept cold. ✿ Donor’s uterus is con­nected to the re­cip­i­ent’s vagina, uter­ine ves­sels are redi­rected to large blood ves­sels. run­ning out­side the pelvis ✿ Re­cip­i­ent’s ovaries are left in place, Fal­lop­ian tubes aren’t con­nected to trans­plant. ✿ Re­cip­i­ent must wait for a year to heal be­fore hav­ing IVF. ✿ If suc­cess­ful, chil­dren will be born. by C-sec­tion. Trans­planted uterus can be re­moved af­ter hav­ing one – two chil­dren.

Why uter­ine trans­plant

✿ Adop­tion gives le­gal moth­er­hood, sur­ro­gacy can give bi­o­log­i­cal child, but trans­plant en­sures a woman le­gal, bi­o­log­i­cal and ges­ta­tional moth­er­hood. ✿ Only trans­plant wherein post­de­liv­ery pa­tient needn’t be on long-term im­muno­sup­pres­sant ther­apy, as trans­planted or­gan can be re­moved fol­low­ing com­ple­tion of preg­nancy.

Who Can do­nate

✿ Ca­dav­eric donors; brain-dead woman less than 50-year-old, but no uter­ine pathol­ogy. ✿ Live donor; any woman re­lated to re­cip­i­ent (mother, sis­ter or daugh­ter) with nor­mal uterus and ob­stet­ric his­tory. ✿ Po­ten­tial donor can do­nate up to the age of 60.

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